There's something slightly odd about the retired diplomat (Frank Finlay) that Lovejoy and Tinker meet, but everything evens out when he offers to sell them valuable antiques for a fraction of their real value. John Hill: Terence Rigby. Rachel: Clare Byam Shaw.
Lovejoy may need some divine intervention to uncover the history of an antique communion vessel up for auction, after people from around the world start claiming they're the rightful owners. Lord Dunwich: Patrick Ryecart. Lady Dunwich: Gwen Humble. Niarchos: Andy Lucas. Lara Iskander: Gillian Barge.
Lovejoy is treated with hospitality while he prices the contents of a nursing home---until someone tries to murder him. Virginia: Anna Calder-Marshall. Mary: Susan Fleetwood. Stibbs: Hugh Ross. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) becomes a celebrity after his appearance on a talk show, but colleagues think that fame---and greed---have gone to his head. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Ted: Ken Campbell. Moira: Alphonsia Emmanuel. Tara: Caroline Hunnisett.
Lovejoy's mentor (Dinsdale Landen), missing for seven years, returns to enlist him in a sting against a shady art dealer (Hans Koopman). Judy: Annie Lambert. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
A collection of Judaica raises suspicion among London dealers; Eric is arrested for theft. Connaught: Peter Jeffrey. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Great changes are afoot for Lovejoy as Charlotte gets a job offer in America, Tinker considers retiring, Beth pursues a job opportunity, and Felsham Hall gets a potential buyer. Meanwhile, Lady Jane (Phyllis Logan) returns. Eric: Chris Jury. Brolly: Ashley Barker. Sam: David Ryall. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
The discovery of a valuable plate puts Lovejoy---and archrival Gimbert---on the trail of an antique dinner set. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Baroness: Renee Asherson. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan.
Lovejoy experiences a day of swine and protest when a stolen statue turns up at the home of a pig entrepreneur and his wife, who are expecting a visit from the Queen. Annie: Diane Bull. Bill: John Bowe. McDonald: Gabrielle Cowburn. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury.
While Eric (Chris Jury) lends a hand at his uncle's pub, Lovejoy tries to sell an antique sideboard---and uncovers a smuggling racket. Warren Mitchell, Nicholas Le Prevost, Reece Dinsdale, Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton.
Lovejoy runs afoul of a new competitor (Caroline Langrishe) and an old nemesis when he concocts a scheme involving Felsham Hall. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Tinker: Dudley Sutton. Eric: Chris Jury.
The promise of obtaining a Celtic cross lures Lovejoy and a suspicious Charlotte (Caroline Langrishe) to Wales, where they encounter a group of shady individuals who are desperately pursuing the relic. Alan David, John Michie, Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton.
Because Lovejoy is preoccupied with Victoria, he delegates a job to Eric, who gets conned; the paintings Lovejoy sells to a gallery owner are pronounced fakes. Ian McShane, Joanna Lumley, Phyllis Logan, Chris Jury.